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TPG Points Lab: How to boost your chances of getting a better seat by 91% or more

The Points Lab is TPG’s newest team, dedicated to using data and leveraging technology to create resources, tools and analyses to help readers more effectively and efficiently use their points and miles. After covering Lufthansa first-class award availability and Marriott peak/off-peak pricing, today we’ll analyze seat alerts in ExpertFlyer.

Airline seat selection can be a frustrating endeavor. Window or aisle? Preferred seat or standard seat? Pay extra or not? Should I not even select a seat and hope to score a great one at check in? In many cases, your ideal seat may not be available when you go to book. And who has time to manually check a seat map multiple times a day leading up to a flight in the hopes that a better one opens up?

Fortunately, there’s a way to do this automatically: ExpertFlyer (which is owned by TPG’s parent company, Red Ventures).

Today I’ll take you through exactly how to set seat alerts for … Read More

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